Q150 Winner March 2019

March 2019

£150 – No       4  –    Mr DR Evans

£100 – No     24 –     Mr JT Harries

£75 –   No       8 –     Mr HI Jones

£50 –   No       2 –     Mrs AJ Beynon

£25 –   No     46 –     Mrs B Griffiths

Quins Narrow Loss

Bridgend 19   Quins 17

In a week where events off the field stunned and amazed most Welsh Rugby people, the game must go on.

On a wet and windy Brewery Field, both sides had reasons to gain a victory. The home side to ease any relegation threats and the Quins to consolidate their League place. The match turned out to a far from spectacular affair, and when each side took the lead, their tactic was to keep the game tight, which did little to enthuse the decent crowd.

An uneventful opening 15 minutes  lead up to a home penalty taking play to near the Quins line. From the possession gained by the Ravens, Ben Jones was credited with the touch down. Owen Howe added the conversion. From the restart a well judged kick off by Jac Wilson was caught by a Quins player, enabling the Quins pack to surge up to the home 22, and a quick heel led to Jac Wilson in space to glide through for a brilliant try. He converted his try to level matters. The teams defences were kept busy and were on top for the next 15 minutes before Owen Howe broke the deadlock with a penalty. The remainder of the half was dominated by the forwards  with little to get excited about.

Three points behind with the elements behind them promised a change of fortune for the Quins, and they opened strongly leading to play going from left to right at pace. After 48 minutes a controlled period of play led to the Quins moving the ball from the right touch line to the middle and Osian Knott was put clear, he neatly chipped over the covering tacklers and caught his own kick, he raced into the Ravens 22 and an inch perfect kick ahead saw  Aron Hemmings  use his tremendous pace to win the race to touch down for the games best score. Jac Wilson put the Quins ahead with the conversion.

The Quins set piece was more than holding its own but very uncharacteristically their line out was letting them down and after three misguided throw ins they put themselves under pressure and what should have been additions to their scoreline failed to materialise. This led to the home crown urging their favourites to greater things and sure enough with some dubious penalty decisions, this led to Howe adding three penalties to their total and  a somewhat lucky victory.

The effort was always there but unfortunate mistakes and the weather conditions took their toll. The final minutes kept the Quins on the Ravens line, but the greater experience of the home side kept them out and the left with just a losing bonus point. This keeps the Quins 18 points above the fifth from bottom side with games running out , just six matches remaining.

An interesting few weeks ahead as most of the bottom Clubs have to play each other, so the dog fight goes on. Derek King the Ravens chairman explained many interesting facts in his programme address.

We now have a break from the league next weekend as we all get behind the National for their game against Ireland at the Principality Stadium where the Triple Crown, Grand Slam and Championship are all at stake.

Join us in the Clubhouse on Saturday 16th March for a day full of International Rugby:

Italy v France – 12.30pm

Wales v Ireland – 2.30pm

England v Scotland – 5.00pm

Team Selection -Bridgend RFC v Carmarthen Quins RFC

Following a great second half last week to come back from 15-0 down to draw against RGC, Head Coach Emyr Phillips has made 5 changes to the starting line up to face Bridgend RFC on Friday night. Jac Wilson is the only change to the back line with Aled Thomas dropping to the bench. Up front there are 2 changes to the front row, as we welcome back Javan Sebastian and Scarlets prop Dylan Evans. Richard Bloomfield replaces Lee Taylor in the 2nd row whilst in the back row Scarlets Will Boyde replaces Shaun Evans

 

Bridgend RFC v Carmarthen Quins RFC

Friday 8th March 2019 – Kick Off 7:15pm

15 Dale Ford

14 Dylan Morgans

13 Nick Reynolds

12 Josh Batcup

11 Osian Knott

10 Jac Wilson

9 Aron Hemmings

1 Dylan Evans

2 Thomas Ball

3 Javan Sebastian

4 Richard Bloomfield

5 Hayden Pugh ( c )

6 Ed Siggery

7 Will Boyde

8 Lewys Millin

Replacements

16 Steff Phillips

17 Dominic Booth

18 Connor Allen

19 Shaun Jones

20 Elis Lloyd

21 Gethin Davies

22 Ifan Beynon-Thomas

23 Aled Thomas

Quins Selection for Trip North

After a break last weekend to enjoy the success of the National Squad beating the Old Enemy in Cardiff, we are back in action this weekend as we travel to North Wales to face RGC1404.

 

RGC1404 v Carmarthen Quins RFC

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – Kick Off 2:30pm

15 Dale Ford

14 Dylan Morgans

13 Nick Reynolds

12 Josh Batcup

11 Osian Knott

10 Aled Thomas

9 Aron Hemmings

1 Steff Phillips

2 Thomas Ball

3 Kemsley Mathias

4 Lee Taylor

5 Hayden Pugh ( c )

6 Ed Siggery

7 Shaun Evans

8 Lewys Millin

Replacements

16 Carwyn Harries

17 Dominic Booth

18 Javan Sebastian

19 Richard Bloomfield

20 Elis Lloyd

21 Gethin Davies

22 Ifan Beynon-Thomas

23 Jac Wilson

WALES SUMMER INTERNATIONALS

CLUB MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE

WALES HOME  SUMMER INTERNATIONALS 2019

This year as it is a RWC year there will be summer Internationals rather than then normal Autumn fixtures. The Summer Internationals are :-

Saturday 17th August v England -Kick Off – TBC
Saturday 31st August v Ireland – Kick Off – TBC

Would any member requiring tickets for these Internationals please contact Dorian Taylor on 01267 231865 or 07789 051510 before 18th March 2019.

Please kindly note that once tickets are ordered they have to be paid for and taken.
Thank You.

ANOTHER LOSING BONUS POINT

Quins  7  Aberavon 9

Clubs that play in the Premier Division have earned the right to expect fair and competent Officials. Unfortunately, this was not the case in this match. His lack of ability spilled over to the players, and this caused a hesitant approach resulting in both teams playing well below their expectancy and a low scoring lethargic performance did little to enthuse either sets of supporters.

Both sides normal expansive style was curtailed by strange decisions and many mistakes were made. A Quins attack was charged down in the Wizards 22 and play was quickly taken into the Home 22 and only desperate defence saved the day. After 17 minutes a mystery decision gave James Garland the chance to open the scoring with a 25-meter penalty. Back came the Quins and when play was broken up near the visitors line a clearance kick was wind assisted and play was once again in the Quins 22. This was defended and cleared only to see a Quins attack break down and yet another clearance was taken into the Quins 22 and up stepped Garland to land his second penalty.

A series of aimless kicking followed and when a Quins power play drove them into the Vicarage corner, the Quins line out promised everything only to see a ‘not straight’ throw end the half with the Wizards in front 0-6.

From the restart another Quins power play surge took play up to the visitor’s line and the Wizards were unable to cope with the strength of Ed Siggery who crashed over for Aled Thomas to give the home the lead with the conversion. Play was not allowed to flow with a series of interruptions by the Referee and this frustrated both sets of supporters as well as the players and this led to a disappointing half hour that was ended with yet another mystery decision and yes you have guessed it, an Aberavon penalty. Garland was on target to re take the lead and ultimately the match points and a sad reflection on the man in the middle.

Dylan Morgan played his 100th League match for the Quins and he continues to be a danger when ever in possession, this mile stone is within the realms of both Aled Thomas and Lee Taylor who stand on 99 League matches.

 

The next match will be away to RGC1404 on March 2nd and with Round 3 of the Six Nations come along to the Club to view the games on our ‘big’ screens. France take on Scotland @ 1415 followed by the BIG MATCH Wales v England @ 1645. Happy hour prices and Snacks available

Q150 WINNERS

Here are your winners of the Q150 Club Draw

February 2019
£150 – No 107 – Mr KN Olausen
£100 – No 59 – Mr IR Williams
£75 – No 20 – Mr E Thomas
£50 – No 105 – Mr M Stevens
£25 – No 88 – Mr W Edwards

Winner of the 2 International Tickets Wales v Ireland – No34 – Mr NJ Stephens

JUST A LOSING BONUS POINT

Llanelli  18    Quins 12

On a wet and windy night, where it was a win at all costs for the home side, it was the inexperience of the young Quins side that led to the Llanelli outfit taking the vital league points. There was never more than a score in it for the whole match, and play was taken from end to end so both sets of supporters were kept interested throughout.

The opening quarter saw both sides use the ping pong tactic and kicks were exchanged to no real effect. One sides attacks were met with equally sound tackling by the other. Strangely the home side chose to go for the touch line rather than the points with three kickable penalties only to see the Quins defensive line out hold out, and it was midway through the half that saw the first score board action when Ioan Hughes slotted a 22 meter penalty.

After a series of attacks and counter attacks, the Quins won a line out 30 meters out and a powerful burst through two tackles gave Dylan Morgan to demonstrate once again how difficult he is so stop and he crossed near the posts, Aled Thomas converted. The Quins line out was beginning to creak and after losing their throw in near the half way, the home side took full advantage and  two quick passes saw captain Nathan Hart through to score a well taken try, Hughes missed the kick, giving the home side that single point lead and once again a dreaded Quins yellow card for Gethin Davies saw them suffer.

Both sides showed signs of quality play and made a mockery of the WRU’s opinion that the Premier does not match up to expectations, as the intensity of play was always displayed and a credit to both squads. The home side took full advantage once again of a failure to secure a Quins line out and Ioan Hughes was on hand to go over for an against the run of play score. He missed the conversion.

With just a score separating the sides, play was exciting, and chances were narrowly missed by both sides due to excellent defence. The Quins were camped on the  Llanelli line for the long periods but despite their control their lack of patience was to let them down, and several powerful surges were left unanswered. With the match near injury time the Quins power play led to then winning a ruck and quickly move the ball out right for Dale Ford to go over in the corner. Aled Thomas missed a match winning conversion by literally inches.

From the restart, the Quins pilled everything into attack and as so often happens they made a mistake at the lineout and switched off and Josh Weeds was quick to follow up and cross for a fortunate try. Hughes missed the conversion.

The Quins losing bonus point keeps them in 8th place and comparative safety and with Aberavon the next visitors to the Park next week the season has much to offer. With Kemsley Mathias, Jac Price with Wales Under Twenty squad and several players missing, the performance was encouraging for this young squad, and they are looking forward to next week’s visitors Aberavon at the Park

QUINS ON TOP IN ONLY PREMIERSHIP GAME

Quins  27  Bedwas 13

Due to the recent spate of bad weather, the Park was the only venue left in the Principality Premiership to survive. Having taken the honours away at Bedwas by just the one point, the Quins were keen to make it a double and a step nearer safety.

The Quins started on the front foot and moved the ball about at pace keeping their supporters on their toes on this bitterly cold afternoon. A 5th minute penalty gave Aled Thomas the chance to put the home side ahead and encouraged their players to keep the ball alive with attack being the watchword. After eleven minutes this approach backfired when an attempt to run the ball out of defence was intercepted giving wing Jordan Rees a clear run in under the posts, for Evan Lloyd to convert.

This just urged the Quins into keeping up their attacking style and Aled Thomas reduced the deficit with his second penalty midway through the half. The visitors were forced to pull out all the stops to defend desperately and after a patient build up, play was driven to near the  Bedwas line. A power drive after winning a line out was just stopped inches short and from another line out the Quins were determined not to be denied and their usual power play gave Shaun Jones the chance to touch down for Aled Thomas to regain the Quins lead.

Bedwas were quick to respond and this time it was the Quins defence who had to work overtime for next five minutes before the interval to keep their line intact. The visitors were rewarded for their efforts but missed two penalty attempts within minutes of each other but after 44 minutes  Evan Lloyd was on target to bring his side to within three points of the Quins total.

The Quins set piece and Line out were working well and gave the visitors little chance to threaten the Quins defence. From this line out control, the Quins were able to exploit a gap and after drawing the cover defence a well-timed pass to Gethin Davies saw him make the twenty meters to go over under the posts. Aled Thomas did the honours with the conversion.

Play was kept alive with some enterprising moves and credit to both defences the score line stayed quiet and with the eighty minutes nearly up the Bedwas skipper decided to take a pot a goal and gain a bonus point which was duly converted by Evan Lloyd.

The Quins response was immediate and after a powerful surge upfield from the restart, the reliable Dylan Morgans sliced through an overstretched defence to score a fine try. Aled Thomas conversion was the last touch of the match and the Quins took the league points and move up to 8th place and closer to survival.

The Quins will play five teams below them in the League in their remaining fixtures, so they have all to play for, but the bottom five Clubs face a tricky couple of months in their bid for a place in next seasons Premiership

 

The Quins travel  to Parc y Scarlets next Friday evening and take on Llanelli RFC who will be desperate to win in their bid to stay afloat, but the Quins will be all out to get revenge for the defeat at Home Kick off a Parc y Scarlets is at 7.15 pm.

Q150 WINNERS

Here are your winners of the Q150 Club Draw

January 2019
£150 – No 117 – Mrs WM Edwards
£100 – No 119 – Mr E Morris
£75 – No 36 – Mr P Clarke
£50 – No 73 – Mr N Roberts
£25 – No 109 – Mr BE Light